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Trenton, NJ 08625-0360

For Release:
September 19, 2019

Judith M. Persichilli
Acting Commissioner

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Media Advisory: First Lady Tammy Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health Hold Population Health Summit to Improve Maternal and Child Health

On Monday, Sept. 23, First Lady Tammy Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health are holding the New Jersey Population Health Summit focused on addressing maternal and infant mortality rates in the state.

This Summit, entitled Maternal Outcomes Matter, will take a closer look at the many factors that influence maternal and child health outcomes, such as implicit bias, the opioid epidemic, and exposure to lead and other toxins.  Additionally, the conference will examine how enhanced data collection and analysis improves understanding about causes of morbidity and mortality and informs policymaking. 

The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Princeton, 102 Carnegie Center, Princeton, NJ 08540.

First Lady Tammy Murphy and Acting Health Commissioner Judith M. Persichilli will deliver opening remarks at 9:00am.

Keynote speaker Joia Crear-Perry, MD, President, National Birth Equity Collaborative will offer a national perspective on contributors to health inequities.

First Lady’s Nurture New Jersey Roundtable will be held at 1:10pm and will feature four panelists: Acting Health Commissioner Persichilli, New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson, Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter (D-Bergen/Passaic) and Senator M. Teresa Ruiz (D-Essex).

To view the entire agenda, visit the Department’s Population Health website at https://nj.gov/health/populationhealth/summit.shtml.

More information on Nurture NJ can be found at nj.gov/NurtureNJ.

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Last Reviewed: 9/19/2019